Vijaya Rajeswari Koduru, of Colonial Heights, passed away on December 30, 2022. A woman with a deep faith in God, Vijaya was loving, kind, caring, and generous to those around her. Her sense of humor and smile lit up the room and made others smile. She was always up for a walk, a movie, and spending time with family and friends. She was a terrific cook and avid gardener with a green thumb, who gave away many of the fruits and vegetables grown from her garden and rehabilitated many of her children’s plants back to health. She was fearless, a lifelong learner, curious about everything, and traveled all over the world. She was a longtime member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and the Virginia South Asian Christian Association.
Vijaya received her BS in Nursing from Osmania University College of Nursing in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India and began her career as a nurse over 55 years ago in India. She moved to the United States with her husband, Dr. Banerje Koduru in 1975. She retired as a nurse supervisor from Colonial Heights Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in 2020. A dedicated wife and mother, she is survived by her beloved husband, Banerje; son, Shashi (Megan); and daughters, Usha (Bill) and Sudha (Jamie).
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 3011 Greenwood Avenue, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834 with Dr. Joey Anthony officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester. Please join the family at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church activities center for lunch, following the interment. Online condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.